Everybody talks about the weather

June 28, 2006

Recently, under the influence of an exceptionally rainy season, I began to wonder what would happen if we finally developed the technology to control the weather. I mean, what would the politics and economics be like? Would rich communities be able to buy good weather for themselves? Would agricultural workers have to live in constant rain if that’s what it takes for their crops to grow?

What if a Brazilian radical leader threatens world chaos by training a million butterflies to flap in unison?


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